Cristina Blanco-García holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Santiago de Compostela (June 2009) and an MA in English Studies (September 2011). In December 2012 she joined the Department of English and German on a four-year FPI research grant (ref. BES-2012-057555; 01/12/2013-30/11/2016)
from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, to prepare a PhD under the supervision of María José López-Couso.
As an ERASMUS exchange student (2006-2007) Cristina studied at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden). During the year following her graduation (2009-2010) she worked as a Teaching Assistant of Spanish at George Watson's College, Edinburgh, and in the summer of 2012 (August-September) she carried out research at the Research Unit for Variation, Contacts and Change in English of the University of Helsinki, on a postgraduate grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education. From September to December 2014 she was a visiting student at the Department of
English of the University of Freiburg, Germany. She has also participated in LOT
Summer School 2014, hosted by Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, and UCREL Summer School
in Corpus Linguistics (Lancaster University, July 2015). Between October and December 2015 she stayed at the University of Munich, under the supervision of Prof. Ursula Lenker.
Cristina has experience in the compilation and tagging of digital corpora; she is currently helping the VLCG team compile the Corpus of Historical English Law Reports 1535-1999 (CHELAR). She has also been actively involved in the organization of the 4th and 5th Encontros da
Mocidade Investigadora, held at the University of Santiago de
Compostela on 9-10 June 2016 and 12-13 June 2017, respectively.
In November 2011 Cristina received one of the annual awards granted to junior investigators by AEDEAN, the Spanish Association for Anglo-American Studies.
Department of English and German
Facultad de Filología
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
E-15782 Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN
MA Dissertation (September 2011): Ephemeral adverbial subordinators in the Early Modern English period: Concession as a case in point. Supervisor: María José López-Couso.
(2017). “Ephemerality in concessive subordinators. Evidence from the history of English”. In New trends and methodologies in applied English language research III: Synchronic and diachronic studies on discourse, lexis and grammar processing, ed. by Sofía Bemposta et al. (Linguistic Insights Series). Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 59-81.
(2017). "The Corpus of Historical English Law Reports 1535-1999 (CHELAR): A resource for analysing the development of English legal discourse." ICAME Journal 41: 53-82. [Sixth author, with Teresa Fanego, Paula Rodríguez-Puente, María José López-Couso, Belén Méndez-Naya, Paloma Núñez-Pertejo & Iván Tamaredo.]
(2014). "On the history of the subordinator how(so/some)ever. A corpus-based study". In Building interdisciplinary knowledge. Approaches to English and American Studies in Spain, ed. by Esther Álvarez López, Emilia María Durán Almarza & Alicia Menéndez Tarrazo. Oviedo: AEDEAN & KRK Ediciones, pp. 295-305. ISBN 978-84-8367-475-8.
(2013). "A look at the ephemeral concessive subordinator howbeit in Middle and Early Modern
English". In Hopes and Fears: English and American Studies in Spain, ed. by Rosario Arias, Miriam López-Rodríguez, Antonio Moreno-Ortiz & Chantal Pérez-Hernández. Málaga: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Málaga, pp. 182-188. ISBN: 978-84-616-6917-2.
4-5 April 2017: Santiago-Leuven-Edinburgh Seminar on Grammatical Variation and Change in English, KU Leuven: "Expanding the inventory of adverbial subordinators: Early Modern English ephemeral causal markers".
22-26 August 2016: 19th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (19ICEHL), Universität Duisburg-Essen (Germany): "A diachronic account of 'ephemeral' conditional and concessive subordinators: A corpus-based study".
19 May 2016: IDAES Graduate Day 2016, University of Santiago de Compostela: "A corpus-based approach to the history of ephemeral adverbial subordinators: Concessives, conditionals and causals".
2-4 March 2016: 8th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (CILC 2016), University of Málaga:
- "Looking into the ephemeral and prototypical conditional subordinators in English: A diachronic account"
- "The Corpus of English Law Reports: A progress report" [second author, with Paula Rodríguez-Puente & Iván Tamaredo]
27-31 May 2015: ICAME 36, University of Trier (Germany): "A preliminary approach to 'ephemeral' conditional adverbial subordinators in the history of English".
4-6 February 2015: Fourth International Postgraduate Conference on Language and Cognition (ELC4), University of Vigo: "Ephemerality in concessive subordinators. Evidence from the history of English".
13 November 2014: (Post-)Doctoral Research Colloquium, University of Freiburg (Germany): "On the notion of ephemerality in marking subordination: A diachronic account" [invited presentation].
29 August-2 September 2014: Doctoral sessions in English Language, 12th ESSE Conference, University of Košice (Slovakia): "Ephemeral adverbial subordinators in the history of English: A corpus-based study".
22-24 May 2014: 6th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (CILC2014), University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: "Tracing the history of how-ephemeral concessive subordinators: A corpus-based study".
29-31 January 2014: II Encontro da Mocidade Investigadora EDI-USC, University of Santiago de Compostela: "Os subordinantes adverbiais efémeros na Historia do Inglés: Un estudo de corpus" [poster presentation].
13-15 November 2013: 37th AEDEAN Conference, University of Oviedo: "On the history of the subordinator how(so/some)ever. A corpus-based study".